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Why early childhood dental visits are important

The sooner children begin getting regular dental checkups, the healthier their mouths will stay throughout their lives. Early checkups help prevent cavities and tooth decay, which can lead to pain, trouble concentrating and other medical issues. Youngsters with healthy teeth chew food easily, learn to speak clearly and smile with confidence.

At Gerber Dental Care we want all children to become lifelong dental patients. It is very important to make every visit as positive and enjoyable for your child as possible. In order to create a warm caring environment for your child, we start with a greeting and photo op with our office mascot Maxi Molar. From there your child will meet our hygienist, Kathy, for a comfortable cleaning, and then Dr. Gerber for a complete and gentle exam.

Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among children in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 40 percent of children have decay by the time they reach kindergarten.

Keep your child’s teeth clean and decay free by calling or texting to make an appointment, call 724-864-7900.